Junji Ito's Maniac Has a Horrific Spin on Poltergeist

One of probably the most intriguing features within the realm of anime and manga has at all times been range in storytelling. Modern followers can soak within the Norse battle and drama courtesy of Vinland Saga, whereas these considering mysticism melding with the artwork of being a shinobi can partake in Boruto. However, horror is a style that matches this medium so effectively, which is why loyalists have been longing for Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre.

The Netflix collection unravels 12 terrifying episodes from the grasp of horror, reminding viewers why Ito’s thoughts is up there with Stephen King. Coincidentally, Ito has a parallel to a different horror genius in Tobe Hooper, remixing what the latter did in directing Poltergeist.

Hooper, well-known for Salem’s Lot and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and so on., made the TV set a terrifying device in Poltergeist when he turned it right into a border to a ghoulish realm. The iconic sequences of younger Carol Anne speaking with spirits from the opposite facet, and one coming by means of the tv have caught in followers’ minds to this very day — a lot in order that The Grudge and The Ring nodded to it.

In Maniac, the primary quick in Episode 2 focuses on a tunnel because the border, luring out younger Goro and his sister, Mari. Their mom seemingly took her life there years again when a practice handed by means of, and now it is calling them over. Goro can inform one thing’s up, seeing claws on the roof and noticing blood leaking down, suggesting ghouls are within the partitions. Sadly, they lose their father there and discover solely his flashlight, leaving Goro questioning if he is shedding his thoughts in Ito’s anthology.

RELATED: Original Walking Dead Artist Tony Moore Draws Junji Ito’s TOMIE

Leave a Comment